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China's Fake Moon

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Oct 29, 2018 9:00 pm
  • 18:42

Guest: J. Ward Moody, Professor of Astronomy, Brigham Young University By 2020, China will supposedly have a second moon in their night sky. Researchers in Chengdu, China recently announced that they are designing a satellite that will illuminate a miles-wide stretch across the city by reflecting the light of the sun. They think their satellite could be so bright it will eliminate the need for street lights in Chengdu. Could that really work?